Mahfoose's arrest comes on the eve of his movie Sayanna Varthakal hitting theatres. Actor Suresh Gopi's son Gokul Suresh and Dhyan Sreenivasan are starring in the movie.
The film was completed in 2020 during the pandemic in Ernakulam.
Nobin Thomas, Pramod Mattummal and Minu Thomas are bankrolling the film under the banner of B3M Creations.
The first scene was filmed with producer Sheelu Abraham, Muthumani and Baby Shraya.